Logan Visited Us a Month Ago

It’s hard to believe it has been over a month since Logan was here, but it has. Logan wanted to go photographing with “gramps,” but I was afraid that birding was nearing the summer doldrums.

On Logan’s first day here we started out at Theler Wetlands, and although the Marsh Wren,


baby swallows,


and Killdeer


put on a show for us, it was pretty slow birding-wise.

I really didn’t expect that Beef Creek would be better with the high tide so late in the afternoon, but I figured we didn’t have much to lose. There were more eagles there than I expected, and at least one pair put on a dramatic air show.


Logan was also quite amused when a professional photographer threw out a small fish to bait the eagles and a young gull swallowed it whole


as you can see by the bulge in the neck.

Later, Logan sighted this Great Blue Heron sitting on the dock in a weird pose,


a pose I’ve only seen a few times all the times I’ve observed Great Blue Heron.

Logan wasn’t discouraged by the lack of Great Blue Herons and Bald Eagles and was eager to return early — real early — the next morning after Pat, our resident expert, said she thought there would be a lot of birds there at high tide. I wasn’t really sure I’d be able to get Logan, and Leslie, up by 5:00 AM the next day, but I said I was willing to do it if Logan wanted to go.